Are Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles better

Hydrogen Fuel cell electric vehicle – Electric vehicles are constantly in  the news of late, with many vehicle manufacturers developing fully electric cars along with other variants such as hybrid and plug in hybrid electric vehicles.

INEOS-Grenadier 4X4 Hydrogen-low

But despite all of the hype the uptake of fully electric cars is marginal at best with 3568 electric vehicles sold YTD UNTIL the end of September. That’s out of a total of some 816000 vehicles so approximately less than half of one percent of vehicle sales.

What if there was another alternative, the Hydrogen Fuel cell electric vehicle.

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The beauty of hydrogen fuel cells is that you get electricity, heat and clean  water as outputs with hydrogen and oxygen as inputs. Oxygen is abundant in the atmosphere while hydrogen is the most common element in the universe.

Hydrogen used in fuel cells has the energy to weight ratio ten times greater than lithium-ion batteries. Consequently, it offers much greater range while being lighter and occupying smaller volumes. It can also be recharged in a few minutes, similarly to gasoline vehicles.

INEOS, Europe’s biggest operator of electrolysis needed to produce clean, low carbon hydrogen,  believe that hydrogen is the fuel of the future and is exploring new opportunities in the hydrogen economy, along with a hydrogen fuel cell demonstrator of its Grenadier 4×4 now in development and will begin testing by the end of 2022.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.